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. in ohio, mitt romney likened president obama to a failed football coach. president obama fired back. >> reporter: president obama hit a sports bar in sioux city, iowa. on a tour of swing states before his convention. earlier in urban dale, he asked, did you watch the republican convention? >> don't boo, vote. >> reporter: mr. obama charged an obsolete message. >> there was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices. but nobody ever actually bothered to tell you what they were. they know their economic plan isn't popular. >> romney/ryan. >> reporter: in florida, mitt romney and paul ryan vowed again to tell hard truths. >> we will not duck tough issues or kick the can down the road, we will lead. >> reporter: ryan had been at ohio state on this football saturday. mitt romney in cincinnati, blaming barack obama for america's jobless. >> and again today, 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or underemployed. let me tell you, if you have a coach that's 0-23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> reporter: the current coach claims a winning seaso
, urging leaders to get out the vote. hello, everybody, i'm bruce johnson. president barack obama has a lead in some swing states. tonight at the washington convention center, michelle obama used her keynote address to the congressional black caucus gala to urge voters to register voters and turn out on election day. >> too many of us choose not to participate. while we are tuning out and staying home on election day, other folks are tuning in. other folks are taking politics very seriously. and they are engaged on every level. >> one of the hot issues at the congressional black caucus event is a protest by some black clergy who are urging african americans to stay at home on election day to protest the president's support for gay marriage. >>> ken picks up the story from here. he's live downtown from the gala at the convention center. ken, what's up? >> reporter: good evening to you, bruce. it's because of that protest that you just talked about that the first lady's comments come at a critical moment for the black community locally and throughout the country. this is of course, f
, barack obama! thank you! god bless you. god bless america! >> first lady michelle obama. savannah and i have relocated to the floor. savannah, that was personal, that was emotional, this crowd was silent. they love her. one of the political writers today said her job was to make the country fall in love with her husband all over again. >> telling this deeply personal story about how much she loves her husband she is trying to remind voters why they like her husband. in 2008, nicknamed her the closer. when she went to the stop, she would close the sale. here tonight she has a task as the opener. >> we have heard from the first lady here tonight. you will hear from savannah tomorrow morning on "today." and we hope you will join us tomorrow evening on "nbc nightly news." another day here at the democratic convention in charlotte. those of you in the east and midwest, your late local news begins now. we hope to see you back here tomorrow. for savannah guthrie, our team, i'm brian williams, nbc news. leading news station this is news 4 at 11:00. >>> an olympic figure skater thrown in jail on
. the obama daughters, first lady have joined him up on stage. savannah, your initial marks on the speech. >> i think we have just heard the 2012 version of hope and change. i was told by an adviser before this speech that it wasn't going to be about barack obama, it wasn't going to be about mitt romney, it would be about the american people. clearly that's the message. he said it's the american people who brought change and at the end he said it's the american people who give him hope. they promised a lot of things. he is clearly trying to reinspire and energize this base. he needs them to turn out to the polls if he wants to win. >> as we said earlier, a little different on the floor of this convention. if you're used to the closing balloon drop, they weren't ready to do this inside, so we're going to have to settle for a lot of confetti here on the floor. as we watch what's taking place on the main stage, let's do a lightning round of all our contributors. chuck todd, take on the pure politics of the speech going into the campaign. >> well, it was clearly what i would call a workman-li
to america, burning the american flag. protesters beat an effigy of president obama and burned a box that was supposed to be his coffin. protesters also burned an american flag in afghanistan and thousands took part in a massive demonstration in iraq. muslims called a 14 minute movie trailer an attack on their religion and their value to continue their protest. >>> starting monday, new yorkers will see a controversial ad popping up on their subway system and the person behind that ad wants it launch it here in our metro. the ad reads, in any war between the civilized man and the savage support the civilized man. support israel. defeat jihad. behind it is pamela gellar. she is with a group. some call her ad antimuslim. gellar disagrees. >> honestly, anyone that disagrees with me, i would take a bullet for their right to disagree with me. this is the beauty of america. >> throughout our history, there have been people that engaged in hate speech. this is the next generation. >> metro has not rejected the ad, but put the matter on hold. the people behind the campaign have responded by
, to the race for the white house after falling behind the last few months. president obama's reelection campaign raised more money last month. the president raised $114 million last month compared to $111 million for romney. it's a big jump. the romney campaign, meanwhile, raised at least a hundred million dlarsz three months in a row. that campaign has more cash headed into the final two months of the campaign. >>> he is the bear-hugging pizza shop owner who's been all over your tv the last 24 hours. the man who lifted president obama off the ground at a campaign stop in florida says he just got caught in the moment. anduza says he just couldn't contain himself. >> he says if i eat your pizza, will i get as big as you? he was feeling my guns, i was feeling his and he gave me a hug and i gave him a bigger hug. >> in case you were wondering, the whole thing was cleared through secret service ahead of time. >> vice president in ohio yesterday. this is an a.p. photo of the vice president talking with a female biker inside a diner. although it may appear, she is not on the vice president's
of the democratic national convention tonight. president obama will make his kay for re-election this week. v jim vance is in charlotte, north carolina tonight. >> reporter: delegates are on the streets of charlotte enjoying all this city has to offer. tomorrow they get down to the business of making news instead of reacting to it as the governor has been doing for a couple of days. on sunday the governor says americans are not better off than they were four years ago. and today he offered what's called a clarification. >> can you honestly say people are better off today than four years ago? >> no but that's not the question of this election. >> we are better as a country because we are creating jobs rather than losing them. >> reporter: others in maryland today are looking beyond state borders in order to help in this election. tom sherwood has more on that story. >> reporter: everyone knows virginia is a toss up state. maryland says it can help. as a workman hosted the maryland state flag in charlotte, delegates were not just thinking about their state. most agree it's solidly democratic. but n
the medicare trust fund and exceeded its life up to 2024. >> reporter: off the campaign trail, president obama and challenger mitt romney are prepping for their first debate. in practice sessions, romney will get help from ohio senator rob fortman, who will play the role of the president. president obama will look to massachusetts senator john kerry to stand in for romney. behind in recent polls, some campaign watchers say romney has more riding on the debates, as well as more to gain, than the president. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that in effect wins the first debate. >> reporter: wednesday's debate gives both candidates a chance to explain their plans for health care and the economy. drew levinson, cbs news. >> the first of the three presidential debates is wednesday at the university of denver. it will focus on domestic policy. the vice-presidential depates will take place on october 11th . >>> lee boy malvoy has talked to the washington post. he was
obama and mitt romney campaigned in new hampshire and iowa today. romney is selling the new job numbers as proof the president's policies aren't working. he also started a new commercial blits in battleground states today. the president defended his economic record saying the economy was losing jobs by the hundreds of thousands when he took office. he believes the numbers show progress but admits it's slower than he'd like. mitt romney will campaign in virginia tomorrow. today his wife ann romney hosted a vote for mitt rally in leesburg. the goal is to draw more female voters to the gop ticket. while in leesburg mrs. romney sat down for a one-on-one interview. >> i really hope that americans and virginians in particular have a really serious thought and say, you know, this guy is very competent, he's a good person. he's done a lot of the turnarounds in his life. let's give him the keys to this car and see whether he can't get this engine going. >> mrs. romney said she didn't watch the president's speech last night because she needed rest for today's campaign appearance. she did watch ex
apple products. >> first lady michelle will obama was in virginia today, making campaign stops in richmond and fredericksburg, where she reminded supporters the president took the commonwealth four years ago. >> this room alone could swing an entire precinct for barack obama. >> both candidates opened their campaign events today by remembering the lives lost overseas in libya. >>> tonight at the university of maryland former redskins linebacker lavar arrington spoke out about the child sex abuse scandal 8 his alma mater. he took part in the panel discussion about penn state. former assistant coach jerry sandusky was convicted of abusing young boys and is in prison. legendary football coach joe paterno was fired and died from cancer a couple of months after the scandal surfaced. arrington talked of his continuing support of the university and the team. >> again, i continue to maintain that we are penn state thing because we are penn state. it's plural. it took all of us to make what that place represented. it wasn't one person. and that includes joe paterno. >> the panel discuss
's appealing the case. >>> with less than six weeks tog before election day, both president obama and mitt romney are working to raise some campaign cash. for the first time in two months, romney took his campaign to pennsylvania. polls have given obama a comfortable lead. >> he wants to raise the income tax. i don't want to raise taxes on the american people. not when our economy is in the kind of trouble it's in. i will not raise taxes on middle income americans. >> the president stayed close to the twhiet -- white house with three fundraisers. some have already cast their ballots. most campaign watchers say early voters favor the president because of his grass root education. both candidates will use the weekend to get ready for next wednesday's debate in colorado. >>> we are learning some new details about a deadly shooting at a minneapolis business. this evening another person died. that brings the death toll to six, including the gunman. the 36-year-old shooter was fired from the company early in the morning, he came back in the afternoon, killed the owner along with others before ta
. >> i hear you, kim. all right. president obama will travel to louisiana tomorrow. to get a firsthand look at damage caused by hurricane isaac. more than 200,000 people across the state are still without power in the aftermath of that storm. several communities are still under several feet of waltter. army corps of engineers is looking if the upgrade after katrina caused flooding in other areas. before heading to louisiana, the president continued his campaign push in colorado. he spoke to a large crowd of students in boulder today. president obama is on a four-day swing through a series of battleground states. tomorrow, make a quick stop in ohio before moving on to louisiana. as the president continues to campaign his party prepares to nominate him for a second term. the democratic national convention officially begins tuesday in north carolina. there was plenty of action today. news 4s, jim vance, live in sherry lot as delegates arrive. lots of company arriving, vance. >> hi, jim. in fact nearly 6,000 delegates rolling in to charlotte over the next few days. several few thousand are
protection systems. president obama plans to visit on monday. what does isaac mean for your labor day weekend? veronica johnson tracking the conditions. how does it look. >> a potential for showers during the holiday weekend. right here is where most of the rain is through missouri, through illinois, the heaviest rain is here today. still some rains down south and seeing some showers out from that to the east. we'll have that tomorrow scattered mainly light showers in the area tomorrow as a weather front comes into the area. saturday and sunday a better chance of showers and widespread rains on monday on labor day weekend. best location will be at the beach with still dry conditions saturday and sunday and showers on monday. we'll talk about here when you can expect the rain to come in and maybe thunderstorms in a couple minutes. >>> a lost key, stolen car and botched burglary. a story that started outside the maryland live casino and ended with a suspect in handcuffs. shomari stone has the report. >> reporter: that woman drove to maryland live casino to have joy. while she was inside a man w
's on ebay™. >>> president obama had a high profile surrogate on the campaign trail for him today in virginia, julian castro attended a kickoff in alexandria. he was the keynote speaker at the convention in charlotte earlier this week. he talked about why president obama deserves a second term. >> there's no question, it's a close race in virginia. i believe what's going to tip the scales is president obama's commitment to creating opportunity and economic prosperity. what he has done already, 30 straight months of private sector job growth. what he wants to do in the future. >> the president spent the day in the battleground state of florida, where he was joined by that state's former republican governor charlie crist, who's endorsed the president. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney spent the day in virginia as well. he started his morning at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. he talked about yesterday's job numbers report. he also made a stop at the nascar race tonight in richmond. >>> new nonprofit in prince georges county makes its debut. how it's wor
, quote, be eliminated. he makes a major address to the u.n. monday and president obama makes one tomorrow. they're both guaranteed to make news. gary nurenberg is here with that. >> reporter: the images of anti- american protests throughout the middle east in the past week have pushed off the front page the continuing tensions with iran. its development with nuclear weapons, israel's threat to strike iran and the tensions caused when the u.s. reminds the world of its allegiance to israel while at the same time telling tel-aviv to slow down. stir it all together and you may have 2012's greatest threat in this nuclear age. she blusters and threatens and raises diplomatic blood pressure every time he comes to new york for a general assembly session. in theory this is his last one. he says israel will be eliminated, too insignificant he says to worry about. >> they have no roots in history. iran is a vast great country that has been as such for thousands of years. again, they do not even enter the equation for iran. >> reporter: but in the equation, the possibility of an israeli strike on its
old. police are asking anyone with a similar experience to contact them. >>> president obama and republican presidential challenger mitt romney spent their day in new york city. president obama addressing the united nations, urging fellow leaders to take a stand against the violence in the muslim world. he condemned the antiislam film that sparked the protest overseas but said nothing justifies mindless violence. the president also had a message for iran and its nuclear program. >> make no mistake. a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that could be contained. it would threaten the nation of israel, the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. >> and after the president's u.n. address he headed cross town to speak to former president bill clinton's gathering of global leaders and that is where mitt romney had begun his day. romney took a political jab at president obama in his speech implying that he's not done enough to confront foreign policy challenges in libya,egypt and iran. during a stop in ohio, romney said his administration would not charac
. >>> for the third day in a row, both president obama and mitt romney were campaigning in the very same state. today it was virginia, and that's one ever the states that will decide who wins in november. speaking of veterans at an american legion post in springfield, they attacked proposed cuts to the defense budgets. >> and the idea of committing our military commitment by a trillion dollars is unthinkable. >> and according to a recent cbs news poll, president obama holds a 4-point advantage over romney. the president meantime spent his morning campaigning in virginia beach and he used romney's tax return to make his pitch to the middle class voters. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody that makes $20 million a year, like him, pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes 50,000. [ cheers and applause ] >> don't move. vote. [ cheers and applause ] >> president obama won virginia back in '08, but that state had gone for republican candidates since the previous presidential election. >>> and, of course, there are six more days of campaigning left before president obama and mitt romney
obama whom eastwood pretended was seated in an empty chair next to him. at his age, he said, you don't have to edit yourself. >>> decades of history documented today. we spotted a familiar face in this he old photo. we'll tell you the identity of this young boy coming up. >>> gorgeous day today. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. you wouldn't expect penny there to puggle through winter without being fed? well i'm not a vet but she'd starve probably! and so will your lawn, man! fall is the most crucial feeding of the year. it's th
flood and told how she was not allowed to speak out about contraceptive issues. and president obama allows women a choice and chance to speak out too. >> too many women are shut out and silenced. while i'm honored to be standing at this podium. it could have been any one of you. >> reporter: from the convention floor, tom sherwood. >> reporter: as noted earlier a number of delegates and others here were disappointed when they changed the venue from the football stadium which holds 73,000 to here in the basketball arena which holds about 20,000. that was a disappointing move but they figured they had no choice because of the storms coming. tomorrow things are going to change around here. there is a lot going on. normally there are thousands of balloons to drop from the ceiling but they didn't have time to string them up. but we're told that the obama's children are going to leave school and come on down here to hear their old man and hear what he has to say tomorrow. and tomorrow we'll expect to see gabby giffords here in the house. you can expect a huge round of applause for her as
when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> 18 people arrested at j.f.k. airport. they're accused of stealing 100,000 mini liquor items and other items. most of those arrested were employees for the company. but three people were airport security guards. police say they turned a blind eye to the thefts. the arrests capped off a nine-month investigation dubbed operation last call. the stolen liquor was valued at $750,000. >> in one part of l.a. today, two suspected bank robbers started throwing wads of money out of the car. the crooks eventually got stuck in traffic and police took them into custody but the search continues for two other suspects. >> an undocumented immigrant says he won the lottery. he says
. >>> new at 11:00, this image of president obama as a cave man causing some controversy. it was posted on the mecklenburg county republican committee facebook page wailing some other pictures of the president that weren't too flattering. the head of the party isn't amused, and neither is george allen. he attended a luncheon and learned about the pictures afterwards and his spokesperson tells us, quote, george allen strongly condemns such imagery. regardless of its source this has noplace in our politics. we did reach out to his opponent, tim kaine. his office released this statement. this harsh rhetoric are exactly the kind of divisiveness we don't need. we checked a short time ago and that facebook page has been taken down. >>> the race for the white house was clearly focused on ohio today. both president obama and republican nominee mitt romney made stops in the critical battleground state today. more than 5,000 supporters welcomed the president to bowling green state university. he told the crowd there four more years of his administration would be good for the middle class. >> the
're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
. earlier today, president obama and first lady placed a wreath at the memorial. the president also spoke to family members during this special service. >> on wall street, going to bed happier tonight. the dow closed at a five-year high. that's the highest closing level since december, 2007. expectations on europe's financial crisis and a federal reserve meeting tomorrow gave bank stocks a boost. apple stock briefly jumped to an all-time high of $670 a share. the company is wildly expected to debut the iphone 5. but investor confidence was shaky. >> next, crash and dash. a wild chase in south florida. while the men were on the run in the first place. >> how a local woman lost 85 pounds. she says she did it at star bucks. >> some major retailers getting >>> breaking news out of prince william county. chopper 4 over the scene of a stabbing in woodbridge just minutes ago. police are telling us two men broke into a home off bellmawr drive, stabbed the homeowner and stole his car. police are looking for an older-model, white, buick regal sedan. this video shows the car swerving in and out of t
as they arrived at andrews. president obama and secretary of state clinton spoke at the ceremony and praised all the men's service. they were killed in that attack in the u.s. embassy in benghazi. >> now, more on an attack that killed two american service members in air base. it a it's the same base where england's prince harry is stationed. reports say the prince was not hurt. nbc news chief pentagon correspondent joins us by phone. first, mitt, can you tell us more about what happened this in that attack? >> well, officials tell us that this was a complex attack. in other words, it went on for some time. very well organized. it involved small-arms fire, rocket fire and some mortar fire at camp bastion. now, tragically enough, two u.s. marines were killed in that attack by presumably th the taliban. but what drew world attention, of course, is this is where prince harry who just arrived on his second four-month tour for the british military is based there at camp bastion. now, what was odd about this is that when he arrived, the british military itself issued a press release and even video of h
in virginia where a brand new poll of likely voters shows president obama leads romney by four points. he's also up six points in wisconsin and one point in colorado. the president and romney will meet in colorado will meet in two weeks. debate number one. >>> nearly six million americans will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage once the health care law goes into effect. that is 2 million people than previously estimated. most of them are expected to be middle class americans and the average penalty will be $1,200 a year. >>> okay. a real nail biter tonight at national's park. >> we heard all kinds of screams in the newsroom. >> oh, yes. >> the nats tried to make a come back and the fans at the stadium were out on the edge of their seats because late in the game we thought the nats were going to win a playoff spot. it's been since 1933 since they pulled that off. but sadly they koent pull it off tonight -- couldn't pull it off tonight. ken molestina is out at the park and what a game. >> reporter: yes, what a game. let's continue with the little history list son you're ta
an effigy of president obama in the streets of another city. they call the film blasphemous. meantime one of the actors is suing the film maker for fraud saying she was tricked. >> what was your understanding about what the film was about? >> when i was originally asked about the film, the name of the film was desert warriors and it was supposed to be based on how things were two thousand years ago. muslims or mohammed was never mentioned. >> garcia says she's been getting death threats. a judge denies her request to take down the film. >>> the space shuttle endeavour is almost to its final home. it landed at the air force base this afternoon. if the weather cooperates tomorrow, it will be flown over sacramento, san francisco an and other landmarks before touching down at lax. it will be moved to a science center will it will stray on display. >>> tomorrow iphone 5 hits stores. will you be waiting in line? people have been camping outside stores all week long. within the first 24 hours, it was available for preorder. 2 million were sold. it's the thinnest smart phone yet. >>> well, still
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